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China's Land Grabs Raise Specter of Popular Unrest

October 5, 2004

Peasants Resist Developers, Local Officials

By Edward Cody

"...Farmers pushed from their land on an island in the Pearl River in southern China have repeatedly clashed with Guangzhou police in recent months. The New York-based organization Human Rights in China reported Sept. 1 that 15 people were injured in a clash Aug. 1 at a factory in the Fuzhou suburb of Cangshan between police and protesters who said their property had been illegally seized..."

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